Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having too large spars, or masts and yards: said of a vessel.

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Examples

  • With his practiced eye, Jones could tell at once she was oversparred, with too much weight abovedeck.

    John Paul Jones

  • The Alliance, though speedy, was crank and oversparred, and Landais had allowed her to become a filthy ship.

    John Paul Jones

  • Inshore, on their port bow, lay the Tahaa, slim and yacht-like, but excessively oversparred.

    The Pearls of Parlay

  • He was like a boat (the comparison would have pleased him) built for strength and speed, but immensely oversparred.

    Shelley

  • Inshore, on their port bow, lay the _Tahaa_, slim and yacht-like, but excessively oversparred.

    A Son Of The Sun

  • "Yes," put in the Duke, "he is rather oversparred for a nor'-easter, eh?

    Doctor Claudius, A True Story

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